A new ARLIS Special Interest Group, the Manuscript, Archive, and Special Collections (MASC) SIG is a gathering place for both professionals who are already working as art librarians in institutions with special collections/archives as well as those who may not fit the traditional definition of “art librarian” but whose work either currently connects their collections with artists or those who would like to create that connection in the future.  MASC participants can discuss archival best practices and professional development within the art/archives/special collections field but it is my hope that it can be more than that.   We tend to see archives and special collections as the bastion of scholars.  MASC could forge new relationships between artists, archivists, and art librarians by allowing for a discussion on how to reach out to artists using collections as sources of both inspiration and scholarship.